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Old 07-21-2013, 09:31 PM   #151
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Sorry you didn't see the orcas, but it still sounded like a great tour.glad you were still able to enjoy it

A lovely day all around topped off with a delicious Palo dinner!
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What a fun day. I would be going picture crazy too with all the wild life. Too bad you didn't get to see the orcas, but sea lions are cool! I would love to see them in the wild.
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Sorry you didn't see the orcas, but it still sounded like a great tour.glad you were still able to enjoy it

A lovely day all around topped off with a delicious Palo dinner!
It would have been wonderful to see orcas, but I still really enjoyed the excursion without it and seeing all those seals and sea lions was a bonus.

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What a fun day. I would be going picture crazy too with all the wild life. Too bad you didn't get to see the orcas, but sea lions are cool! I would love to see them in the wild.
I will never forget my first time that I saw wild sea lions. We were on the gangway at the Port of Los Angeles waiting to get on the ship and there were two swimming between the dock and the ship.


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Day 12

Mickey called us bright and early at 6:30 in the morning. In the paperwork that we had received it stated that we could get off the ship as early as 7:00 and we wanted to make the most of our time in Vancouver. We gathered together what we needed for the day, let our stateroom host know that we were heading out as he had requested us to do and then we headed up to deck 10. There had not been any announcements yet that the ship had been cleared so we figured me may as well have a look at what was expecting us. I also wanted a photo of the bow of the ship with the flag flying, which has become a kind of tradition. First impressions of Vancouver were very positive. The port is very centrally located and we had a great view of the Vancouver Skyline. The surrounding countryside also looked rather pretty. Once we had taken a turn around the ship and taken plenty of photos, we headed down to the atrium to check if we could get off the ship yet.





































When we got to the atrium, people were getting off the ship. It was a strange sight. At this point it was people getting off that had opted to carry off their own luggage and many people had plenty of it. There was quite a line, but it seemed to be moving quite quickly. So we decided to get in line. It felt odd just having my handbag when everybody else was having multiple pieces of luggage. It took less than 5 minutes from getting in line until we were off the ship. On the gangway we were intercepted by a member of port staff, who wanted to know where or luggage was. We told him that we were getting back on the ship for the second half of the cruise later that day and that we were just doing the tourist thing for a few hours. We wished us a good day and let us go. As we entered the terminal building we were intercepted by another member of staff. She asked us if we knew where we were going. We asked her where we could get a coffee and where the tourist shuttles went from. She gave us directions. There happened to be a Starbucks right outside the terminal. She also asked if we already had our tickets, which we did not. So she recommended that we would check with the tourist kiosk as they usually sold tickets at a bit of a discount. We thanked her and headed off in the direction that she had indicated. It was only once we were outside the terminal building that I realised that we had never gone through immigration or had even shown our passport.

Once we were clear of the terminal, we headed straight to Starbucks, which was actually even closer than it had sounded from the directions. We were both ready for a coffee and something to eat. Graham got an Americano and a Lemon and Cranberry Scone and I had a Cinnamon Dolce Latte and a slice of Lemon and Raspberry Loaf. They had very limited seating inside, which was all taken, but there was plenty of seating outside. As it was a beautiful morning and also quite mild, it was actually a pleasure to sit outside. We took our time over breakfast. I had brought my iPhone and made good use of the free WiFi to check my emails and update Facebook. As we had been outside the terminal so quickly, we still had some time. We explored the Canada Trail, which is a walkway that runs alongside the terminal building. There are all kinds of educational displays in this area that cover the history of Canada, the different parts that make up the country and the people that live there. The walkway also provides some gorgeous views. The most impressive thing though was that the walkway runs really close to the ships. This is not a restricted or controlled area, but is open to the general public. Yet the Wonder was so close that it felt like we could almost touch her. Once we had seen everything there was to see in the area and I had taken some photos, we headed back to the front of Canada place.







I have to say at the planning stages; Vancouver was the city that inspired me the least. For all other places we visited on this trip there were multiple things I would have loved to do and I had some trouble to narrow this down to what I could realistically do in the time available. Vancouver was a different matter. There were a couple of things I quite wanted to see like the totem poles in Stanley Park and the Gaslamp District. Neither of those would take the best part of the two days we had available. So I figured the best option was to get a two day ticket for one of the hop on hop tours as the ticket was valid for two weeks. On the first day in Vancouver, I had pretty much planned to just do the complete loop on the first day with maybe a quick stop at the totem poles and then get off at nay points that had taken our fancy on the second day. About two weeks before we were due to leave for this trip, something else caught our eye, the Capilano Suspension Bridge. I am sure that I saw a trip report about this about a year ago and I could not imagine ever doing something like this, but the photos that I had seen online looked really promising and they also have a free shuttle from the port so we decided to run with this.

According to their website, the first shuttle was scheduled to depart from Canada Place at 9:00. The tourist kiosk that was recommended to us was still closed, but various representatives of the different tour companies appeared at about 8:30 and we bought the tickets from one of them. 9:00 came and went and there was no shuttle. I asked the person who we bought the tickets from and she said the first shuttle was due to leave at 9:30. She also pointed out a member of staff from Capilano Suspension Bridge who had just arrived. We both went for a quick bathroom break and then we went up to the member of staff. The shuttle arrived shortly afterwards. Normally the shuttle stops at 3 different hotels after leaving the port, but every seat was taken by the time we left the port so we went directly to Capilano Suspension Bridge. In the end we did not arrive much later than if there had been a 9:00 shuttle that stopped at all points. On the way we got a good first impression of Vancouver. We drove through Stanley Park for a while and I realised just how big this is. We were also able to add another suspension bridge to our collection. To get to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, we had to drive over the Lionsgate Bridge.



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Soon we arrived at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. It is hard to believe that this is so close to a major city. It seems to be a million miles away and although I don’t think that Vancouver is a very polluted city, the clean air was really obvious. The shuttle parked very close to the entrance and as we already had our tickets, we did not have to stand in line. We checked out the map and then Graham went to the bathroom while I admired the totem poles. Once he got back and I had taken plenty of photos, we checked out the map that was in this area to get our bearings. There are essentially three big attractions in the park: the suspension bridge itself, a treetop adventure and a cliff walk. Apart from this there were a nature boardwalk, a raptor centre, which is open only seasonally and some smaller areas of interest. Most of the points of interest were on the other side of the suspension bridge so this is where we headed first.





















Neither Graham nor I are particularly good with heights. I am usually OK with relatively big heights as long as I am enclosed by glass or a railing, but cannot cope at all with even the slightest drop when there is nothing between me and the edge. Graham however, is perfectly fine with this as long as the overall height is not too much. I am also not to keen on things that swing or bounce. So this was definitely challenging both of our comfort zones. I was actually pretty OK when we walked across the suspension bridge when we first arrived at the park. There were not that many people about so the bridge was relatively stable. There were also plenty of very thick cables between me and the valley. I even was brave enough to take my hands off the cables a few times to take some photos. Graham was also pretty OK with the experience.













When we arrived at the other end, we were glad to have solid ground back under our feet. So before taking on the next aerial adventure, we decided to explore the nature boardwalk. The park around the Capilano Suspension Bridge is actually classified as a rainforest. I have always associated rainforests with a tropical climate, but apparently there are also temperate rainforests. It was fascinating to see all the huge trees, but also the different plant life that grows on the forest floor. There were signs around at regular intervals that explained what we were looking at. We had been instructed before we got off the shuttle to hug a tree before we left the park. Graham made good on this while we were in this area.

















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Then it was time to go up in the world again and do the Treetops Adventure. This consisted of a network of small suspension bridges and viewing platforms high up on Douglas Firs. Some points on this attraction are as high as 100 feet above the forest floor. This is the first attraction of this kind in North America. I absolutely loved this. Each individual suspension bridge is quite short and therefore quite stable. Being quite high up over the forest floor provided some fantastic views. Graham was not quite so keen, but was also glad to have experienced it.



















After we finished the Treetops Adventure, we had a look at the surrounding area and came across a rather special tree. Grandma Capilano is a Douglas Fir that is over 1300 years old and at 250 feet she is the tallest tree in the park. This is seriously impressive. We also had a look at some of the ponds in this area and then it was time to head across the suspension bridge again. This time round it was much busier and therefore the bridge bounced a great deal. I did not like this one little bit. I most certainly did not stop for photos this time, but I took off and crossed the bridge as quickly as I could.















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By the time we got back to the other side, it started to rain. The rain was not particularly heavy and I suggested that we have a look around the gift shop and see if this would blow over. Well, there was nothing in the gift shop that caught my attention and it had not stopped raining either. We still decided to do the last of the major attractions, the Cliff Walk. The Cliff Walk is a narrow (in some places only 50cm wide) semi-circular walkway that is cantilevered and suspended around the cliff face. In some places, platforms made from very strong glass allowed views straight down the canyon. I had thought that this what I would struggle with most, but actually the walkways being so narrow with good solid handrails on either side definitely helped and I really enjoyed this. The stairs at either end were hard work though.



































Once we had finished the Cliff Walk, we decided that we had seen enough and headed for the exit. Near the exit they had a table set up where they were giving out certificates of achievement. I could not resist. Apparently the certificate gives you bragging rights for two years and it was free. We did not have to wait long for the shuttle and on the way, we did drop off people at one of the hotels. So we got to see a bit more of the city centre including the main shopping street, Robson Street. I also saw a Lush shop and made plans to visit this during our second day in Vancouver.

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When we arrived back at the port, we decided to do a bit of research for our second that in Vancouver. This time round, we would have our luggage to worry about as well. We decided to check with the tourist information inside the conference centre at Canada Place if there are any left luggage facilities at Canada Place. Unfortunately there are not. We did however find out that there are left luggage facilities at the Pacific Central train station where we would get our train to Seattle from and that we could get the Skytrain from the nearby Waterfront station to get to Pacific Central. We decided to walk over to the Waterfront station to see if we could work out the fares and the network. This all seemed straightforward enough, we had been told that we needed to take the Millennium or the Expo line and which station we needed to get off at. This only was 4 stations away from Waterfront and in the same zone. We also figured out that there was a different entrance that at lifts so this seemed quite straightforward.

Once we knew where we need to go the following week, we decided to have a look at the Historic Gaslamp District. Historic in this context needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. I had the feeling that the only thing that may have deserved this label were the gas lamps. All but two of the original buildings in this area were destroyed by the Great Vancouver Fire. The area seemed to be made up of restaurants, bars and nightclubs and shops selling tourist fare covering all levels of prices and quality. There also seemed to be beggars at every corner. Maybe I would have felt a little bit more positive about this if the weather had been nicer, but somehow I doubt it. There was one interesting thing in this area though, The Gastown Steam Clock. The steam-powered clock is the most famous landmark in the Gaslamp District. The clock was built to cover a steam grate, which is part of Vancouver's distributed steam-heating system. There is actually something slightly cynical about this as the clock was built to prevent street people from sleeping on the spot in cold weather. Still, it is very pretty.







Around 12:30, we had enough of the rain and we started to feel hungry. So we headed back to the port. There were two ships in port: the Disney Wonder and the Island Princess. We entered the port and there were signs for both ships, but they were all pointing in the same direction. So we asked a member of the port staff where we needed to go. She explained that there was just one line for both ships to clear security and immigration and that the line would divide after this. The line was huge and did not seem to move much. It was about an hour until we were finally through security. Next up was immigration. As all the ports would be visiting are US ports, we had to clear US immigration in Vancouver. This seemed a bit strange. Immigration was quite smooth and we got a second US stamp in our passports. So the passport stamp count now stood at Canada 0, USA 2.

Once we were through immigration, the then separated the lines. It was great seeing somebody with Mickey gloves pointing us in the right direction and to hear Disney music again. They were very keen to direct us to the normal Castaway Club check in, but we headed to the Platinum and Concierge check in. I have to admit up to this point I had never seen the point of this perk, but looking at the line for the Castaway Club check in, which was huge, and only having one family ahead of us in our line, I cold definitely see the benefit. Once it was our turn, it was a quick and easy process. They already had our photos and passport verification on file and we did not have to fill out the health questionnaire. It was just literally a question of confirming we were there and printing our new Key to the World cards. The only hold up was getting the lanyards. The person was frantically trying to find the lanyards and eventually came back with one silver lanyard. I pointed out that we were Platinum and therefore our lanyards should be black. She looked very relieved and told us that she knew were those are. She got us our Platinum lanyards, we thanked her and were on our way.

When we got to the area where they had set up the backdrops for the embarkation photos, there was no line at all and we were directed straight to a photographer. It then only took a short time to get on the ship and be announced. We were then directed towards Parrot Cay. I was relieved that this was still open. At one point I even wondered if Beach Blanket Buffet would still be open by the time we were back on the ship. When we got to Parrot Cay, they then tried to redirect us to Beach Blanket Buffet with the excuse that there was a wait for a table at Parrot Cay. I explained that I had to be somewhere at 15:00 and that I would not make it if I had to go up to deck 9 for lunch. She then said that we could check at the podium and we were seated straightaway. Graham had Salad, Peel and Eat Shrimp, Roast Beef, Mashed Potato with Monterey Jack Cheese, Mixed Vegetables, Grilled Spicy Chicken, Pork Schnitzel and a Lemon Cream Puff for dessert. I had Strawberry Soup, Pork Schnitzel, Grilled Spicy Chicken, Roast Beef, Mashed Potato with Monterey Jack Cheese, Macaroni Cheese, Penne in Provençal Sauce, Mini Corndogs, Spaghetti and Meatballs and Chocolate Cake for dessert. At some stage during lunch, our server Jorge caught up with us. We had not seen him since Saturday so he just wanted to make sure that we were OK. We told him that he had a great time and would see him at dinner that night. By the time we had finished our lunch they had started to clear up.



Next up was our forum meet. Fortunately we did not have far to go as the meet was only in the Promenade Lounge. I expected Graham to head back to the cabin as he does not normally attend events like this. However, he decided to come with me. There were quite a few people that had already done the Repositioning Cruise with us and there was also a couple that we had met on the Hawaii cruise last year so there were plenty of people to catch up with as well as faces to put to names of people that I had communicated with online over the past year. Time absolutely flew and soon it was time to say goodbye as we needed to drop off our stuff for the safety drill. When we got back to the cabin, I quickly checked that we had all our excursion tickets and then it was time for the safety drill.

One thing I was impressed with this time round is that just before the safety drill was due to commence, our cruise director made an announcement that was broadcasted into all cabins and public areas with the sort of general announcements that are normally made at the end of the safety drill. This was a much better way of doing this. At the end of the announcement, he then asked us to proceed to our assembly stations. Initially this seemed like a much better organised experience as well with everybody being asked to line up by size. Unfortunately there was a rather large group of late comers that then just stood in front of everybody else. There were some fairly young kids and also a boy with special needs who did not cope at all with being fenced in amongst people that were much talker than them and not really being able to move. So there was a lot of crying and general restlessness so yet again I did not hear much of what was being said. It turned out that our Palo server Mladen was one of the crew assigned to our assembly station so we chatted to him for a bit when the safety drill was over.

After we had said goodbye to Mladen with the promise that we would be back at Palo later in the week, we headed up to deck 9 to watch us leaving the port. By then the rain had got much stronger and they actually had to move the sail away party to the atrium. We headed all the way forward to just above the flying bridge. We were sheltered from the rain there and had a great view. It was not long after we got there that we started to move away from the dock. The Captain sounded the horn. This time it was actually needed. Vancouver is a very busy float plane airport and there were constantly planes taking off, landing and moving into position right by the port. Still, we managed to get clear of the actual port without getting tangled up with any of the float planes. The scenery around Vancouver is very pretty and we enjoyed watching this as we sailed past. We had one last suspension bridge to sail underneath, the Lionsgate Bridge. This is not quite as pretty as the Golden Gate Bridge, but still impressive. Again the Captain sounded the horn and this would be the last time on this trip that I would hear it.

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Once we were clear of the bridge, I headed down to the atrium to get a photo with Captain Mickey. The line moved quite quickly and fortunately this was a sign of things to come for the rest of the cruise. When it was my turn to see Mickey, he was very excited to see me again. He twirled me around the atrium and I got a few hugs and kisses. I never did figure out who Mickey's special friend was, but somebody obviously had got to know me quite well during the first cruise.





When I had said goodbye to Mickey, I went back to deck 9 to join Graham. A few other people had found this spot as well and it was actually quite crowded. While I was downstairs, the rain had got even stronger and there were waterfalls coming down from deck 10. This reminded us of the morning we arrived in Hilo on our Hawaii cruise last year. Still, we were out of the rain and the scenery was still pretty.

A little while later I headed back to the atrium as Goofy was out for photos. Again he seemed very happy to see me and we had a wonderful interaction. With him I had a suspicion, who his special friend is. When I was finished with Goofy, I spotted that they had some props out for the white backdrop. So I headed there next for some photos. Some of them were quite energetic, but I had great fun.

























When I went back to deck 9 to see Graham, they had roped off the whole area where Graham was I had to go up to deck 10 to see if he was still down there. He was and made his way to where I was. One would think that before they roped off a whole area, they would check that nobody is on the other side. We went back to the cabin and got changed. We had a card from Karl Holz, the president of Disney Cruise Line, behind our fish thanking us for our repeated custom and for doing a back to back cruise. I know that they print probably thousands of them, but it was still a nice touch and one of the little things that make Disney Cruise Line so special.

We still had a little time until it was time for dinner so we decided to get some photos done before dinner. We did the wallpaper backdrop first and then headed over to the white backdrop. The photos that were taken there are probably my favourite photos of the holiday.























Once the photos were done, it was time for dinner. We were in Triton's that evening so did not have far to go. We caught up with our serving team. We had not seen them for a couple of days and they wanted to know what we had been up to in the meantime. That night, the rotational menu for Triton's was served. Graham had Escargot, French Onion Soup, Lobster and Three Cheese Macaroni followed by Grand Marnier Soufflé for dessert. I had French Onion Soup, Tomato and Basil Soup, Beef Tenderloin with Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes, Bacon-wrapped green beans and Mustard Madeira Jus and Grand Marnier Soufflé for dessert.
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When we came out of the dining room, Minnie was out for photos. The line was extremely short with only a handful of families in line. This looked like the time had been closed, but looking at the time, Minnie had only just come out. So I asked her escort if Minnie's line was still open and she confirmed that it was. That was an opportunity too good to pass up and I got in line. I did not have long to wait until I got to see her.





By the time I was finished with Minnie, I was definitely ready for my bed. We had a couple of busy days again and I actually felt quite sore, too. When we got back to the cabin, I quickly read our Platinum welcome letter, had a look at the Navigator and took a couple of photos of our towel animal and then it was most certainly time for bed.



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Glad you ejoyed the suspension bridge, its so pretty there isn't it.

I like the port hole prop for photos.
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Wow, mega update!

Your suspension bridge excursion looked great. Bizarre that you didn't have to go through customs to get off the ship considering it was the end of cruise 1.

I love the black dress with the red flowers, very nice great photos of you and Graham.

Platinum lanyard, very cool. Hopefully in the next 5 years I'll make it there.
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I like the port hole prop for photos.
It really is. It is so hard to believe that this is on the outskirts of a major city. I loved the port hole prop. There will be a variation on this theme later in the trip report.

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Wow, mega update!

Your suspension bridge excursion looked great. Bizarre that you didn't have to go through customs to get off the ship considering it was the end of cruise 1.

I love the black dress with the red flowers, very nice great photos of you and Graham.

Platinum lanyard, very cool. Hopefully in the next 5 years I'll make it there.
The trip to Capilano was amazing.

It is kind of strange going on the Castaway Club part of the DCL website. I used to get a big buzz on it telling me how many more cruises I had to go until the next level. Now I just have an anchor and it says "Congratulations. You are Platinum."

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Before I return to the regular programming tomorrow, I just wanted to give people a heads up that I have started a pre-trip report for our December trip. Not everything is set in stone yet, but we have decided that we are definitely going to Orlando for a few days.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....4#post49095244

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